With the recent 2017-18 Budget announcement, programs and services affected will be updated shortly. Posted March 22, 2017

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Winter Weights to Begin in Parts of Saskatchewan

Released on December 7, 2016

Check the Highway Hotline for Specific Information

Colder weather will allow shippers to carry heavier loads, as winter weights will begin to come into effect this week, starting with northern roads.

Commercial vehicle operators are reminded to check before heading out.  They can find the latest road restriction orders and related information online at www.highways.gov.sk.ca/restrictions/ or by calling the Highway Hotline in Regina and area at 306-787-7623; Saskatoon and area at 306-933-8333; across Canada at 1-888-335-7623; and on the SaskTel Cellular Network at *ROAD.

In addition, technical and regulatory information is available from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Inquiry Line at 1-866-933-5290.  Truck drivers outside of Saskatchewan can call the same line at 306-933-5290.  The line operates weekdays, except statuary holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure allows an increase in weight (winter weights) on applicable provincial highways as early as November 16, depending on weather.  With mild weather this fall, road structures have not been cold enough to freeze up to allow the additional weight in many areas of Saskatchewan.  Without sufficient freezing, the extra weights can damage pavement and the road bed beneath the surface.

Winter weights are typically removed on March 15, but shippers need to check the status regularly.  The ministry may remove winter weights earlier in some areas as warmer weather may require.

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For more information, contact:

Steve Shaheen
Highways and Infrastructure
Saskatoon
Phone: 306-933-5641
Email: steve.shaheen@gov.sk.ca

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